Sunday, May 19, 2013
This week's stories include a man who stole $400 in baby formula before fleeing in a Cadillac, a booking agent who allegedly stole various condiments, and vandalism on Serenity Street.
Man Steals $400 in Baby Formula, Flees in Cadillac, Police Say: According to a report in the Norristown Patch, police are searching for a man who allegedly stole $400 in Gerber Good Start baby formula from the local Thriftway. After making his way out of the store without paying, he jumped into a Cadillac and fled the scene, the report states. Read the full story here. Alleged Condiment Crook Nabbed by Police: According to a report in the Lansdale Patch, a booking agent in a three-piece suit was arrested after he allegedly stole condiments from a nearby diner. Among the reported items were Worcestershire sauce, ketchup and creamer. The man allegedly told police "I'm a chef. I need this stuff." Read the full story here. Sixteen Vehicles …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
A 17-year old Collegeville girl's vehicle was allegedly struck; the sunroof on a woman’s vehicle was allegedly shattered.
Two alleged local hit-and-runs are being investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police. Alleged Trappe Hit and Run A driver allegedly fled the scene of a vehicle crash on Main Street in Trappe on Saturday, according to police. A 17-year-old Collegeville girl was traveling eastbound on Main Street near Fifth Avenue in Trappe when she stopped suddenly with the traffic in front of her. A dark gray sedan, driven by a while male with dark hair in his 20s, allegedly struck the rear bumper of the victim with his front bumper. The girl pulled into a driveway after the collision, the man allegedly continued driving eastbound towards Collegeville Borough. Alleged Perkiomen Hit and Run The Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the report o a …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
This week's stories include a woman who was fined $200 for cussing out a crossing guard, and a convicted robber who decided to thank his victims.
Man Charged with DUI After Allegedly Passing Out at McDonald's Drive-Thru: According to a report in the Limerick Patch, a 27-year-old man has been charged with four counts of DUI after he allegedly passed out in his vehicle while at the McDonald's drive-thru. Court documents state that upon arrival by police, the driver smelled like alcohol, had glassy eyes and seemed lethargic. He was later taken to a local hospital to have blood drawn for testing. Read the full story here. Convicted Robber Thanks Victims for Cooperation: According to a report in the Ambler Patch, a 22-year-old man will serve the next six to 20 years in prison after stealing $20,000 of narcotics from the Whitpain CVS. Upon receiving his sentence, the man thanked his …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Vehicles crashed in Upper Hanover and Lower Frederick Townships.
Two hit-and-run crashes were reported in Lower Frederick and Upper Hanover Townships between Dec. 28 and Dec. 30, according to the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP). Lower Frederick Crash An unknown sedan crashed into a GMC Sierra truck on Rt. 29 near Old Gravel Pike in Lower Frederick Township at 6:15 a.m. on Dec. 28, according to police. The truck, driven by Joseph Gimber of Schwenksville, was traveling north on Rt. 29 near Old Gravel Pike when the unknown sedan, traveling south, moved into the northbound lane and forced Gimber to crash into the guide rail, police said. The driver of the sedan did not stop, according to the PSP, and fled the scene going south on Rt. 29. Police are asking anyone with information to contact the PSP …
Monday, November 19, 2012
A 29-year-old was arrested for DUI on Spring Mount Road; a hit-and-run occurred on Barndt Road
Nov. 10 DUI Crash Just after midnight on Nov. 10, Paul Lee Jameson was arrested after crashing his vehicle at the intersection of Spring Mount and Schwenksville Roads while allegedly under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance, according to police. Jameson was traveling east on Spring Mount Road approaching Schwenksville Road when he ran a stop sign and crashed into several small bushes, landing with a portion of the vehicle off the roadway, the Pennsylvania State Police reported. When police arrived at the scene, Jameson allegedly exhibited signs of being under the influence of alcohol and failed field sobriety tests. Charges will be filed in District Court 38-2-02 for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or a Controlled …
Friday, September 21, 2012
A Gilberstville woman was sentenced to seven years of court supervision for the 2011 hit-and-run death of Kristy Bender.
Patricia Maurer, 75, who was found guilty of the 2011 hit-and-run death of 26-year-old Kristy Bender in June, was sentenced to seven years of court supervision, according to the Philadephia Inquirer. Judge Joseph A. Smyth sentenced Maurer to one year of house arrest, one of parole, and five years of non-reporting probation. She is also required to pay the cost of her four-day jury trial this past spring. The Bender family requested that Maurer, of New Hanover Square Road, not get jail time. Smyth said that he thought not allowing her to drive a car was a "good, practical approach." "We are satisfied," Bender's mother, Kathy, told The Inquirer. "We never wanted to see her spend time in jail, given her age and medical condition." Maurer was…
Thursday, August 16, 2012
PSP Skippack reports 62 criminal arrests, 101 crashes, 20 DUI arrests in July
The Pennsylvania Police, Skippack Barracks reported 1219 incidents in the Perkiomen Valley area during the month of July. A total of 170 criminal offenses were reported - 85 of the offenses were cleared, and there were 62 criminal arrests. There were 101 crashes reported and five incidents of hit and run. There were two fatalities and 19 injuries reported. Twenty DUI arrests were reported in the month of June, four of which were the result of crashes. There were no fatalities related to DUIs in the region. Police doled out 639 traffic citations, and gave 1158 warnings.
Monday, August 13, 2012
The Pennsylvania State Police are currently seeking witnesses to a pair of unrelated hit-and-run incidents in Upper Hanover Township and Perkiomen Township on August 6 and August 7.
The Pennsylvania State Police are currently seeking witnesses to a pair of unrelated hit-and-run incidents in Upper Hanover Township and Perkiomen Township on August 6 and August 7. According to the police report, the first hit-and-run occurred at approximately 12:01 a.m. on August 6 at the intersection of Wartman Road and Bridge Street in Perkiomen Township. The victim -- a 51-year=old female from Collegeville -- stated that she heard a loud noise outside her home, before the found that her fence in the front yard had been damaged by a vehicle that fled the scene. The vehicle also struck a nearby speed limit sign. The report states that the victim identified the vehicle as a 1999-2005 Volkswagon Jetta, though no additional information has…
Monday, July 9, 2012
A Ford Ranger crashed into several vehicles and struck the Univest Bank at Allentown Road and Harleysville Pike/Route 113 Sunday afternoon. Medics reported a chest injury that required transport by MedEvac
At least one person was flown by MidAtlantic MedEvac after suffering injuries in a reported hit-and-run accident at Harleysville Pike/Route 113 and Allentown Road in Franconia Township Sunday afternoon, according to Breaking News Network reports. MidAtlantic is a joint air medical transport program operated by Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia and the Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown. According to the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety Active Incident report, a report was received at 3:39 p.m. by 9-1-1 of a Ford Ranger sitting in the intersection of Allentown Road and Harleysville Pike. Reports stated that "the vehicle was all over the roadway." According to reports from Breaking News Network, several callers …
Friday, June 8, 2012
Driven off edge of Gravel Pike in Rahns
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Friday, June 8, 2012
Police are seeking an unidentified person who drove a 2006 Saturn Vue off the edge of a road in Perkiomen Township and then abandoned the vehicle. The incident occurred at about 7:42 p.m. on Thursday evening on Gravel Pike in Rahns, near the intersection with Iron Bridge Drive. Police said the driver fled the scene on foot, traveling northbound on Gravel Pike. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the Skippack Barracks of the Pennsylvania State Police at 610-584-1250 and to reference incident K03-1856127.